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Dinner in different destinations

Ever been stumped on what to cook for dinner? Wondered what people in other countries were tucking into? Here, we look at the popular family mealtime choices in different cultures around the world and how tastes vary widely: India A large proportion of India’s population is vegetarian and this also includes not eating eggs. Indian […]

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What a great idea….. a cookie swap!!

Butterscotch Fingers, Chocolate Crinkles, Gingerbread Cut-Outs, Peppermint Meringues: all these Christmas cookies sound delectable, but nobody can bake dozens of recipes at the same time. The solution? A swap! All across America, families, neighbors, community, and church groups gather at Christmas cookie swaps, where each participant brings a large batch of his or her favorite […]

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Coffee Cake

I recently bought a coffee machine – the Black & Decker DCM18S Brew ‘n Go Coffee Maker to be specific (which I love by the way). But more importantly, it inspired me to use the coffee in a great recipe that I found here. YUM!!!! 5 cl (1.7 fl oz) coffee 1 packet vanilla-flavoured raising agent 200 g […]

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Sweet Potato Pancakes

Great for introducing solids for kids…. Sweet Potato Pancakes (8 months) 2 tbsp unsalted butter, melted 1/2 cup cooked sweet potatoes, mashed 1 egg (or 2 egg yolks) 1/3 cup all-purpose flour (use graham flour for a nice taste.) 1/2 tsp baking powder 1/4 cup milk (or more) Mix sweet potatoes in a mixing bowl with […]

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Chicken and Leek Pie…. YUM!!!

Great for a winter’s night…. 2 cups (500ml) chicken stock 600g chicken breast fillets 1 tablespoon olive oil 50g butter 1 large leek, sliced thinly 2 stalks celery, trimmed, chopped finely 2 tablespoons plain flour 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves ½ cup milk 1 cup cream 2 teaspoons wholegrain mustard 2 sheets shortcrust pastry 1 […]

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Chicken Burritos

I just love burritos – especially chicken ones! Hope you enjoy – leave a comment to let me know what you think…. 500g chicken breast strips 1 lime, juiced 1 tbs olive oil 1 red capsicum, cut into strips 1 red onion, sliced 1 green capsicum, cut into strips 4 burrito tortillas, heated in the […]

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The best maccaroni and cheese

250g elbow macaroni 30g butter 30 plain flour 375ml milk, scalded (heated to just below boiling point) 190g cheddar cheese, roughly grated 1 tsp salt ground black pepper dash of tabasco and worcestershire sauce 30g bread crumbs 30g parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 325F. Boil macaroni until al dente. Meanwhile, heat the butter in a […]

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Monday Night Meatloaf

This is soooooooo easy, therefore perfect for a Monday night when the last thing you feel like doing is cooking! 1kg chicken mince 2 eggs 1/2 cup breadcrumbs 2 brown onions chopped parsley (optional) salt to season Preheat oven to 180 degrees Dice the onions and brown in a pan. In a large bowl, combine […]

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Mushroom and Barley Soup

1 large onion diced 1 bay leaf, crumbled 3 tablespoons margarine (or butter, or oil) 250g  mushrooms sliced 2 tablespoons flour (optional) 8 cups water 2/3 cup of pearl barley (cleaned and rinsed in colander) 1 stalk celery diced 1 carrot diced salt and pepper to taste Saute onion and bay leaf till tender. Add […]

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Roast tomato and lentil soup

10 ripe tomatoes diced basil or oregano balsamic vinegar olive oil 1 onion chopped 1 cup brown lentils salt and pepper Halve tomatoes and oregano on a baking tray and sprinkle with glugs of olive oil and then balsamic vinegar. Sprinkle with diced basil and salt and pepper and roast at 180 degrees of at […]

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